The Group participated in the “Intergroup on Sustainable Development” lunchtime briefing with Commissioner Borg on the EU Maritime Policy Blue Paper.
The Group participated in the “Intergroup on Sustainable Development” visit to the oil tanker “Young Lady” in dry dock in the port of Antwerp on 20 November.
The Group was invited to participate in the Shanghai International Maritime Forum held in Shanghai on 7 and 8 November.
A joint workshop was organised in Washington with participation by representatives from the Group Pollution Subcommittee, ITOPF and NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) at which the issues of moving more quickly to natural resource damage restoration and the use of modelling in the natural resource damage assessment process were addressed.
The annual autumn meeting of the IMO Legal Committee was held in Panama from 22-26 October.
The Group was invited to participate in the Law Centre's event on the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention 2007.
The Group was invited to participate during the Legal and Liability Committee session at the annual meeting in Copenhagen of the International Union of Marine Insurance.
The Group was invited to attend the first Seoul International Maritime forum.
The Group was invited to make a presentation to EMSA and EU states representatives in Lisbon on insurance issues arising in relation to places of refuge.
The Group were invited to make a presentation to the staff of the European Maritime Safety Agency in Lisbon on the structure and organisation of the International Group and the benefits that the Group system delivers.
The third meeting of the working group was held during the IOPC Funds meetings held in Montreal from 12 to 15 June 2007.
This document sets out the response of the International Group to the Green Paper on a future EU maritime policy prepared by EU Commissioner Joe Borg.
With effect from 20 February 2007 the Group have implemented a new double retention procedure which may be used in appropriate cases for vessels which have been declined for entry or for which entry has been terminated on the basis of failure to meet minimum acceptable quality levels.
With effect from noon on 20 February 2007, the individual club retention has been increased from US $6 million to US $ 7 million and the Group general excess of loss reinsurance contract has been restructured.